By Sally Ozonoff PhD, Geraldine Dawson PhD, James C. McPartland PhD
Written via top specialists within the box, this publication offers a lot wanted info and recommendation for fogeys of kids with Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism. it's filled with sensible feedback for aiding young children stay an entire and satisfied lifestyles at domestic, in class, and within the social global, and nurturing their development into self-sufficient adults. Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism are detected prior and extra safely this present day than ever sooner than. little ones and teenagers with those problems usually stand out for his or her precocious intelligence and language skills, but profound social problems can restrict each point in their lives. This hopeful, compassionate consultant indicates mom and dad the best way to paintings with their kid's particular impairments and functions to aid her or him discover ways to have interaction extra absolutely with the realm and dwell as self-sufficiently as attainable. From best specialists within the box, the ebook is jam-packed with functional principles for supporting young children relate extra with ease to friends, examine the principles of acceptable habit, and take part extra totally at school and kin existence. It additionally explains what scientists presently find out about autistic spectrum issues and the way they're clinically determined and handled. Real-life luck tales, problem-solving rules, and matter-of-fact recommendation on every little thing from academic placements to occupation making plans make this an quintessential reference that households will flip to back and again. Read more...
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A second reason is that ADHD is a common disorder, and thus clinicians are often more aware of it and better trained in its diagnosis than in diagnosis of AS-HFA. Finally, the problems of ADHD (such as remaining seated, not waiting turns, and not following directions) may be more bothersome to teachers and parents, and thus may be more often brought to the attention of professionals than social awkwardness or highly specialized interests. But just like a child with OCD alone, the child with ADHD alone does not have the problems with eye contact, conversation, range of interests, and imagination that the child with AS-HFA has.
What do you do? When parents do not feel confident in the diagnosis their child has received, it is sometimes helpful to get a second or even a third opinion until what you’re told makes sense in the context of how well you know your child and what you know about PDDs. This is unfortunately a time-consuming and expensive process that many parents cannot afford. The following are our best, concise answers to questions that parents commonly raise about PDDs diagnoses. How Can Different Evaluators Arrive at Different Diagnoses?
The next chapter will explain how professionals currently arrive at diagnoses of high-functioning autism and Asperger syndrome and which conditions can be confused with AS-HFA. The more you know about the diagnostic process, the greater power you have to ensure that your child receives the most accurate diagnosis possible. 21 CHAPTER 2 The Diagnostic Process A fter hearing the school psychologist’s concerns about Asperger syndrome, Lauren’s parents began reading everything they could get their hands on about the condition.